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"I read war books before I started writing The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, but I dove into them during that project. (The paperback version came out last week.) I am as in awe of Dispatches, Matterhorn, and The Things They Carried as the next person, and I assume those interested in reading about war have libraries containing Hemingway and Heller. Blackhawk Down, We Were Soldiers Once…, A Rumor of War, Where Men Win Glory, War —I will assume you have those. But here are some war books that may have slipped by you that you should consider for your library if they’re not there already…”
Jake Tapper recommends books on war for The Daily Beast!
Muddy Waters wasn’t a fan of discussing his music, but he did with Peter Guralnick for the author’s landmark 1971 book Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in Blues and Rock & Roll, which included profiles of rock and blues pioneers like Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Jerry Lee Lewis.
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"A great short story can feel richer and more powerful than an entire novel, as any reader of Alice Munro or Raymond Carver knows. Emma Donoghue, internationally bestselling author of Room, is no stranger to the short form: Her new story collection, Astray, is her fourth. She offers short fiction picks that pack a serious punch…”
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What is it like being a soldier in Afghanistan? Find out in a free excerpt from THE OUTPOST by Jake Tapper, now out in paperback.
The end of the film, the end of it for now, until somebody completes it for Yvonne, was like this. At a party crowded with the characters in this story, or other characters not unlike these, at a party at the Ruin weeks before its closing, with stalls strung with Christmas lights, surrounded by half-clothed erotic dancers, the band with no name struck up some kind of evolved march thing. In the basement of this wretched club. The music was fast. Everyone knew the song. The room was lit poorly. You could have slept with anyone in the room. You could have thrown your arms around anyone and it would have been okay. It would have been nice. The frame was frozen for a second. Then there was a jump cut and the band was throwing down its instruments and there was some buzz in a Fender Twin Reverb amp, a little feedback, but the guys in the band weren’t paying any attention to it. And there was a close-up on Randy, laughing. His smile taking up the whole screen. And then it just ends.
I am going now. I am leaving.
Photography credit Yusuf Sevincli.
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Our Band Could Be Your Life, Michael Azerrad (M, 30s, glasses, red cable knit sweater, red lace-up booties, F train) http://bit.ly/18AcvDh
Nice! Always a good book to get caught reading.